Creamy orange C smoothie recipe

Recharge with this powerful, citrusy smoothie, alive with antioxidant goodness

This bizarre-sounding combo of vitamin C champions (orange, strawberries, sweet potato, and red bell pepper) creates a delicious immunity blend that’s also a great way to get kids to drink their vegetables. For added anti-inflammatory power, throw in the goji berries, ground flaxseeds, and turmeric.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 cup (240 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice

1 orange, peeled, seeded, and quartered

1⁄2 cup (70 g) mashed cooked orange sweet potato

1⁄2 cup (60 g) frozen raw cauliflower florets

1⁄4 cup (35 g) diced red bell pepper

1⁄4 cup (30 g) blanched raw almonds, soaked (see page 6)

1 1⁄2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest, plus more to taste

1⁄2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, plus more to taste

1 cup (160 g) frozen strawberries

2 cups (250 g) ice cubes

Boosters

1 tablespoon goji powder

1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds

Pinch of ground turmeric

Method

1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies app © Tess Masters, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.

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